Residents in Buckinghamshire have been urged to stick with the Government’s advice to stay at home this weekend and in the coming weeks as the nation approaches the peak of the epidemic and businesses have been asked to continue complying with Government requirements to stay closed.

The forecast for High Wycombe is a high of 18 degrees this Sunday.

The call comes from Buckinghamshire Council’s Executive Portfolio Holder for Health and Culture, Gareth Williams.

He said that with lighter evenings and warmer weather forecast, especially this weekend, there was a temptation to head for the countryside. And with Easter approaching, there was a greater temptation to relax things.


Mr Williams said: “My advice is the same as the Government’s, please let's stay in our homes so we don't increase the risk to ourselves and others, including our loved ones.

"There is now high level of coronavirus transmission in the community and it is really important to follow this guidance, for everyone's sake."

Gareth said the peak of the Covid-19 emergency in the UK is expected to be in the next couple of weeks.

He added: "It's really good that shops and businesses are complying with closure orders and we've seen an upsurge of goodwill by residents who are following social distancing guidance, but if we relax things now, we run the risk of substantially increasing the rate of infection and overwhelming our NHS, who are doing a fantastic job.

"Let's remain resolute: stay at home and stay closed to protect ourselves and others, protect the NHS, and save lives.”